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Old 09-28-2019, 10:35 PM
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Can I get in? My BBO user name is my name, so I will PM Steve White.
I am going to stop with the group challenges, allowing you to play.

The bots were rather infuriating to me this last time...
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:16 PM
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Procrastinator will be a force to be reckoned with. He thrashed me by 34 in a 16 board 2-way match. The first 10 was on a misclick by me, passing a bare minimum IMO opening bid that I had decided to open. Opening keep them out of a good 3NT. But the rest was all intentional, including my failing to respond to in a 3-card major to a 1D Opening. I did have other possibilities to push that board later in the auction.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:20 PM
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A glutton for punishment, and the current 5-way may not be over until Tuesday, so I issued another 2-way challenge to procrastinator.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:01 PM
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Last one was pretty lucky. For example, one hand we ended up in the same contract, but declaring from different sides. Different leads, making a big difference.

I just played the second challenge...did not go well, especially my defense.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:46 PM
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You won. At least by only 9. If I understood bots better, maybe I would have won.

My bidding a slam off the trump king was not a good move. But I was sure a bot would not have overcalled at the 3 level with only 5 HCP, I would have dropped the stiff king offside. And then playing 3NT, with AK9xx in dummy opposite 8xx, I managed to lose 2 tricks when diamond were 3-2. Only because bot led the diamond 2.

Since the existing 5-way challenge is complete - congratulations to oirg on a big win - I've issued a new 5-way challenge, without Klaymen.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:12 AM
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The new kid (procrastinator) shows off by winning convincingly (+11.75).

New 5-way challenge about to be issued.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:33 AM
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:sigh: Another loss, by 14, to procrastinator in a 2-way. Definitely deserved. He found a second chance to make a game against a 4-1 trump break. Required help from RHO bot, but I had already gotten that same help but failed to capitalize.

On the bright side, my provisional result in the 5-way (only 2 people done) was +17.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:21 AM
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:sigh: another loss, by 9, to procrastinator. Somewhat deserved, though nothing clearly inferior.

S-AQ6532 H-J54 D-KJ C-76 None vul, imps. Opps silent, the auction has been
1D (partner) - 1S - 1NT - ? Do you prefer 3S, 4S or something else?

S-J10832 H-Q6 D-Q10 C-KQ109 third seat favorable. Two passes to you.

Do you open, and if so what?

If you pass, LHO Bot opens 2H in fourth seat (6+ hearts, 9-12 HCP), followed by two passes.

Do you reopen, and if so what?

Other than those two boards, no other board swung more than 3 imps, and I would have been up slightly. But I lost on both those, still not convinced my choice was inferior. (on one I now think it was inferior, but reasonable)

New 2-way challenge issued. Sooner or later I will win one, or he will get bored and stop playing. (also one issued to Klaymen, to whom I lost the most recent challenge, but at least overall I'm doing ok, rather than losing every time.)
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:48 AM
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S-AQ6532 H-J54 D-KJ C-76 None vul, imps. Opps silent, the auction has been
1D (partner) - 1S - 1NT - ? Do you prefer 3S, 4S or something else?
4 although it seems like a stretch

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S-J10832 H-Q6 D-Q10 C-KQ109 third seat favorable. Two passes to you.

Do you open, and if so what?

If you pass, LHO Bot opens 2H in fourth seat (6+ hearts, 9-12 HCP), followed by two passes.

Do you reopen, and if so what?
I am passing first, and balancing 2
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:34 PM
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4 although it seems like a stretch

I am passing first, and balancing 2
Maybe that's why I play relatively level with you while losing to procrastinator every time so far. You'll probably be surprised to learn that I was the one who bid 4 on the first, since overall you bid more games than I do. That's the one where in retrospect I think 3 is better. If I had to make the final decision, I still think 4 would be best, but if partner would pass 3 then 4 is probably not a good bet.

On the second hand, I think the CHO bots were inconsistent. He opened, got a 2H overcall, a 3H cue by partner, and CHO respected his 3S signoff. Even 3S should not make, and the bots beat my 4S two tricks fairly routinely. Unfortunately for me, the bots did not beat his 3S, which probably they should have but their defense was not as bad as many bot fiascos. (Unclear whether their thinking he had an opening bid should have made it easier or harder to beat 3S. Probably easier.)

I passed the second, balanced with 2S over 2H, and my CHO decided he shouldn't just bid 3H to invite game, but jumped to 4S. As it turns out, I could not have done any better by passing 2H out, since it would make, probably with an overtrick.
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